CORAL GABLES, Fla., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the historic economic crisis and just days before the new administration takes its place in Washington, leading CEOs and other thought leaders will gather at the University of Miami to address the financial crisis, along with energy demand, health care, the environment and other issues related to global connectivity. The University of Miami Global Business Forum, presented by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and organized by the University's School of Business Administration, will be held January 15 and 16, 2009 on the University's main campus on Coral Gables.
The scheduled keynote speakers include Michael L. Ducker, president, International of FedEx Express, Alberto Ibarguen, president and chief executive of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Muhtar Kent, president and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, former president of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Arun Sarin, former CEO, Vodafone Group, Donna E. Shalala, president of the University of Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Jim Skinner, vice chairman and CEO of McDonald's Corporation, and Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric Company.
"As the world continues to shrink, the opportunities to become a player in the global arena increase," said Shalala. "Our University is uniquely positioned to bring together the best minds around to share ideas on global connectivity and what it means to our businesses, health care and research, the arts, education, communication and our future lives."
Over the course of two days, the Forum will present more than a dozen panel sessions focusing on issues ranging from the global financial crisis and alternative energy to health care, the environment, sustainable urbanism, women in leadership, and the developing economi
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